Support to Community Resilience and Development Programme for Area C and East Jerusalem (CRDP)
Addressing the needs of Palestinians living in Area C of the Westbank and in East Jerusalem is essential for their wellbeing and social development, and for enabling them to achieve their primary goal: to safeguard their property and source of livelihoods and stay on their land. The development potential of Area C is critical to the viability of the Palestinian State – an imperative acknowledged by a growing number of actors, including the Palestinian Authority (PA), the UN and the EU Member States. This program is designed to address the challenges of Palestinians living in both areas. Its objective is to empower Area C communities and East Jerusalemites to strengthen their resilience to respond to threats that affect their sustenance on their land. The program will thus contribute to
i) prevent the erosion of Palestinian development capital in Area C and East Jerusalem;
ii) protect Palestinian land and property in Area C and East Jerusalem; and
iii) mitigate and ideally reverse migration flow from Area C and East Jerusalem by enhancing human security.
The intention is also to assist the Palestinian Authority to plan, channel resources and implement actions for Area C and East Jerusalem (ERJM) to strengthen resilience and local development. The program will be implemented by a wide array of partners, including communities, grassroots organizations, local and international NGOs, all based on their respective merits and according to locally designed plans.
The expected outputs of the program are:
Output 1: Public and social infrastructure in Area C and EJRM improved
Output 2: Improved access to and protection of natural resources
Output 3: Economic opportunities enhanced through support to livelihoods in Area C and EJRM
Output 4: Rights of Palestinian citizens in Area C and EJRM are upheld through legal protection, advocacy and community participation and mobilization .
The program period is 2012 – 2015, the overall funding requirements amount to USD 32,257,189.